The gang truce in Querétaro was modeled after a similar pact among dozens of gangs in Monterrey. A nonprofit called Nacidos Para Triunfar played a crucial role in bringing gang members and civic authorities together.
Pope Francis has appointed Juan Carlos Cruz—a well-known Chilean victim of abuse, international advocate for survivors of clerical abuse and a gay man—to the Pontifical Council for the Protection of Minors.
“It is necessary that knowledge becomes practical through listening and welcoming of the least ones, the fragile ones, and the one who is considered discarded by society,” the pope said in a message to moral theologians today.
We cannot continue to punish the children of immigrants and create a caste of undereducated residents, write Mary Beth Yount and Michael M. Canaris. All college students should be eligible for federal loan and grant programs.
In a major address on confronting the sin of racism and working for racial harmony, Washington Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory, the nation’s first African American cardinal, said a “healing of America’s soul” is needed.
The new Covid relief package attacks child poverty by providing cash to low-income and working-class parents. Patrick T. Brown writes that this is a goal that should unite policy makers from both parties.